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tenting

 [tent´ing]
a skin abnormality indicative of dehydration; the skin maintains a triangular or tentlike appearance when gently pinched.
Cardiology A term for the symmetrical ‘peaking’ of the ‘T’ wave on the EKG, associated with a lengthening of P-R, typically seen in early hyperkalaemia; with further increase of K+, the P wave disappears and a sine wave appears
Medspeak A sign consisting of light pinching of a patient’s skin which, under usual conditions, springs back to a flattened position; a delay in flattening—‘tenting’—is characteristic of relatively severe dehydration and in the elderly whose dermal collagen and elastin have undergone age-related cross-linking
Physiology A focal lengthening of the anterior vaginal wall that occurs during arousal

tenting

Cardiology A term for the symmetrical 'peaking' of the 'T' wave on the EKG, associated with a lengthening of P-R, typically seen in early hyperkalemia; with further ↑ of K+, the P wave disappears and a sine wave appears Internal medicine A sign consisting of light pinching of a Pt's skin which, under usual conditions, springs back to a flattened position; a delay in flattening–'tenting' is characteristic of relatively severe dehydration and in the elderly whose dermal collagen and elastin have undergone age-related cross-linking.